Today's Holiday Today's Holiday is a free service of TheFreeDictionary.com http://www.diancangpin.cn en-us Farlex, Inc. Thu, 13 May 2021 05:00:00 GMT 360 Today's Holiday http://www.diancangpin.cn http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_holidays.png 120 60 Thu, 13 May 2021 05:00:00 GMT Lemuralia https://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Lemuralia //encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Lemuralia#2021 In ancient Rome, the lemures were the ghosts of the family's dead, who were considered to be troublesome and therefore had to be exorcized on a regular basis. The Lemuralia, or Lemuria, was a yearly festival held on the 9th, 11th, and 13th of May to get rid of the lemures. Participants walked barefoot, cleansed their hands three times, and threw black beans behind them nine times to appease the spirits of the dead. On the third day of the festival, a merchants' festival was held to ensure a prosperous year for business. Discuss
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Wed, 12 May 2021 05:00:00 GMT Boston Pops https://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Boston+Pops //encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Boston+Pops#2021 Henry Lee Higginson, who established the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1881, believed that in the summer, "concerts of a lighter kind of music" should be presented. People began to refer fondly to these summer concerts as "the Pops," a name which became official in 1900. The Boston Pops tailors its programs around American music and musicians, medleys of popular songs, and familiar movements of classical works. Outside of its official concert season at Symphony Hall, where it performs through May and June, the Pops also tours the United States.
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Tue, 11 May 2021 05:00:00 GMT Frost Saints' Days https://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Frost+Saints%27+Days //encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Frost+Saints%27+Days#2021 These three consecutive days in May mark the feasts of St. Mammertus, St. Pancras, and St. Servatus. In the wine-growing districts of France, a severe cold spell occasionally strikes at this time of year, inflicting serious damage on the grapevines; some in rural France have believed that it is the result of their having offended one of the three saints, who for this reason are called the "frost saints." French farmers have been known to show their displeasure over a cold snap at this time of year by flogging the statues and defacing the pictures of Mammertus, Pancras, and Servatus.
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